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  • Anand Kini Named EVP, Strategy and Business Insights At NBCU

    NBCUniversal promoted Anand Kini to executive vice president of strategy and business insight, and said the executive would report to Steve Burke, the chief executive of the company and join the NBCUniversal Executive Committee. In this new role, Kini...
  • Amazon Adds Syfy's 'Defiance' Season 1 Under Exclusive NBCUniversal Pact

    Amazon.com is now streaming Syfy's "Defiance" season one exclusively on Prime Instant Video, ahead of the second season's TV debut on June 19, continuing the Internet retailer's strategy of catering to binge-viewers playing catch-up. Amazon obtained...
  • Did Comcast Raise Cable-TV Rates 68% in the Past Four Years? Not Exactly

    The eye-popping claim certainly got some headline play: Comcast raised basic-cable rates 68% from 2009-13, while Time Warner Cable -- the target of Comcast's proposed $45 billion acquisition -- actually reduced them by 2.5% over the same time period....
  • Al Franken Asks Netflix to Chime in on Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

    Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), so far the most visible congressional opponent of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, is asking Netflix to explain if it will mean the cable giant will have the "power and incentive" to act as a gatekeeper of traffic on the...
  • 'Captain America' still on top. NBC worried about 'Meet the Press.'

    'Captain America' still on top. NBC worried about 'Meet the Press.'
    After the coffee. Before catching up on "Mad Men." The Skinny: I had trouble concentrating on "Mad Men" last night so rather than miss a detail, I turned off the TV. Now I just have to avoid all social media until I finish the episode. We have a...
  • NBC turnaround, Olympics, Jimmy Fallon help lift Comcast earnings

    NBC turnaround, Olympics, Jimmy Fallon help lift Comcast earnings
    The NBC network is beleaguered no more. After nearly a decade in the ratings cellar, NBC is poised to finish the prime-time TV season in May in first place in the coveted advertising demographic of viewers aged 18 to 49.  February's coverage of the...
  • NBC turnaround and Winter Olympics help lift Comcast earnings

    NBC turnaround and Winter Olympics help lift Comcast earnings
    The NBC broadcast network, after trailing in the ratings for nearly a decade, could finish the TV season in first place among viewers prized by advertisers. Comcast Corp. executives Tuesday lauded the peacock network's performance, which helped power...
  • Comcast, Time Warner Cable Defend Union as Benefiting 'Millions' in FCC Filing

    Comcast's $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable will benefit millions of consumers and businesses -- particularly in enhanced broadband services -- the companies said in a joint FCC filing today. They also dismissed critics' objections that the...
  • Comcast and Time Warner Cable execs grilled by lawmakers

    Comcast and Time Warner Cable execs grilled by lawmakers
    Senior executives from Comcast and Time Warner Cable were grilled for more than three hours Wednesday about their proposed merger by a mostly skeptical Senate Judiciary Committee concerned that the more than $40-billion deal would be bad for consumers and...
  • Comcast's Roberts and Burke each get $31 million in 2013 compensation

    Comcast's Roberts and Burke each get $31 million in 2013 compensation
    Cable and entertainment giant Comcast Corp. likes to keep things on an even keel.  Comcast Chief Executive Brian L. Roberts received a compensation package valued at $31.4 million last year, up 8% from 2012, according to a company filing Friday with the...
  • CBS chief Leslie Moonves' pay was $66.9 million in 2013

    CBS has "The Big Bang Theory" and its boss has an astronomical paycheck. Leslie Moonves, the network's chief executive, was awarded a $66.9-million compensation package last year, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Friday. That was...